1. A WINNING RESUME: Your resume is your first introduction to your family/employer. Even if English is your second language, you will be judged according to your resume and it should be perfect. Remember: North American resumes *do not* have a photograph or biological information.
2. A PROFESSIONAL ONLINE PRESENCE. Many caregivers are rejected by families because the email address they provide is unprofessional (example: firstname.lastname@example.org) or because they grant a family access to them via Facebook (and all of their inappropriate personal details are viewable). Make sure your email address is a professional one (example: John.Ramirez@gmail.com) and create an online profile that you can share (via KidcooverPrep or LinkedIn or Carecoover).
3. GREAT COVER LETTERS (AND EMAILS). Your cover letter (or email communications) is how you connect with the family and convince them to consider you for the job. We recommend having 2 of these pre-written, and then you can amend them for each job you apply for.
REMEMBER: Getting hired as a caregiver is a life-changer for you and your family. It requires work – but you can do it – don’t leave anything to chance. Our team is here to help you get hired. Click here for the Be-Your-Best Program.